Skip to comments.Mary Mary Joins Florida Boycott in Honor of Trayvon Martin
Posted on 08/05/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
According to Essence magazine, the GRAMMY Award winning gospel dou Mary Mary will Join Stevie Wonder in his Florida concert boycott following the acquittal of former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
"We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed," the pair reportedly told their Twitter followers. The pair explained "We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn't as big as a 'No' from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things."
Before the announcement, Mary Mary singer Tina Campbell attended a April 2012 rally in Los Angeles and sang to Trayvon's family.
A jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman in July of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges related to the late night slaying of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. Civil rights advocates say Martin, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and carried a ice tea and skittles when Zimmerman spotted him, was the victim of racial profiling. Zimmerman's family argues that he defended himself after he and Martin got into a physical fight.
Advocates are now asking the the Department of Justice to take up the case.
Stevie Wonder's boycott reportedly includes recording artists Eddie Levert, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Usher, Pattie Labelle, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Jay Z, Rolling Stones, R. Kelly, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Joe, Will I AM, Keyshia Cole, Young Jeezy, Erykah Badu, Wale, Frankie Beverly, and Parliament.
Nothing to worry about.
Echolalia.... Mary Mary
Its a New Trend Trend...In Pop Pop “Music””music”
ive never even heard or read the name before frankly
Im certain Florida will be DEVASTATED by the lack of mary mary!!/s
Oh boy, more celebs stand their ground for “stupidity,stupidity”.
Echolalia...you just made that up, right?
They obviously aren’t interst3ed in being contrary.
And the Rolling Stones who will bizarrely perform “Brown Sugar” and “Some Girls” to a lyrically oblivious crowd.
I don’t know her either, but I hear she is Quite Contrary.
If fuel wasn’t so expensive, I’d tow my boat to Pensacola, and enjoy the quite.
Gospel singers— shame, I really liked some of their music...when will people who have careers dependent upon other people LIKING THEM(for their talent/craft) learn to keep out of public politics...geeshk...
most people are smart enough to NOT talk politics AT WORK!
I believe they are a Gospel Singer Duo
We are gobsmacked!; flummoxed!; debilitated!; macerated!; and expectorated!
Our depression is exceeded only by our exhilaration.
Oh Noooooooooo! First Steven Wonder and now Mary Mary. I really feel bad for those folks in Florida. They’re going to have to learn to take a good, old fashioned “hood beat down” like a man if they want to pay to see Steven and Mary Mary sing. Or whatever it is they do.
Quite Contrary are their backup singers.
How many Indian casinos do they have in Florida?
Just more opportunity for other has-been bands and singers who ain’t boycotting them.
... Has anyone on the side of SYG proposed a counter-boycott of hyper-gun-law states? Consider New York, California, and Illinois, for example?
What am I gonna do with my bloody bloody without any mary mary?
got me got me! /s
Pretty soon, Florida may be on our Vacation list....if the boycotts continue!
I agree. If Florida were idiot free it might be pretty nice.
If it weren’t for the humidity we might be tempted to move back. Can I do something to keep them out of NV? Never mind, vegas money speaks louder than FL money apparently.
Already happening without us lifting a finger.
Well of course they are.
would you settle for a Hail Mary?...
the place will be packed with Gary Lewis and The Playboy Impersonators....
If these people are really committed, they should boycott America altogether.
Excellent reply, 2DV.
can we boycott everything democrat?
can we build a fence to keep them out?
Good! The progressives are self deporting from Florida. I could not be happier!
Who gives a sh*t.
I am heartbroken. All these performers that I never heard of and have no interest in, are refusing to come to Florida. Whatever shall I do?
Guess I’ll just go on, living my life as before, and still not caring who they are or what they do.
Most conservative entertainers (that I know of) tend not to use their performing talent as a way to punish people who don’t agree with them. There are exceptions, when the wrong is both severe and obvious, such as not singing, dancing or shaking one’s arse for the titillation of evil dictators such as Gaddafi (pre-death, of course).
Look at the very last word in your article. That word is Parliament. Are you telling me the Parliaments from the 1970s are still drug free enough to perform in front of people? Well, color me surprised, if that’s who is spoken of.
Do they arrive on stage in funky hover-rounds and scooters?
never heard of her
the big badboys of hip hop have too much invested in their Miami nightclubs to change their lavish lifestyle for a dead hoodie punk
But surely these “entertainers” will stand with the boycott “in spirit” as they continue to rake in millions exploiting angry nihilistic black culture that kills young men like Trayvon
watch the Miami club scene
the uber rich rap/hip hop exploiters like “jay-Z/beyounce” and moron Kanye West won’t be able to detach themselves from the big money they rake in there...don’t some of them own homes and clubs in FL? Lower taxes than LA
If I had money to invest it would be in tourism in FL.
Mary Mary should just call themselves M2. They’re not going to be any less recognizable.
Also, saw that list of “artists” boycotting Florida. So, the Sunshine State is going to go without rappers and wrinkles on the concert stages, huh? What about us here in Virginia?? What can WE do to get on your boycott list?
Who the heck is Mary, Mary?
Imagine the bind this puts Gloria Estefan in. LOL!
Blackcott: Voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a black/negro person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons.
Time has come.... to quit patronizing these racist bigots.
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